Meet the CIRTL Fellows

The CIRTL Fellows facilitate the enhancement of teaching and learning in higher education, supporting staff and postgraduate students who teach. This role has a pedagogical and a research focus and ultimately harnesses opportunities for accredited and non-accredited CPD at UCC. CIRTL Fellows have a research profile in their own disciplinary fields and bring that strength to bear in the integration of research, teaching and learning.


Scope of role

  • Provide pedagogical inputs into the accredited programmes, postgraduate student modules and other staff, and student T&L activities. 
  • Supervise research projects, as appropriate.
  • Facilitate online discussion groups in support of the blended and online programmes.
  • Participate in Erasmus+ Capacity Building Projects on which CIRTL is a partner

CIRTL Fellows are required to meet the following criteria:

  • Hold a 1H Masters qualification relating to Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, or equivalent.
  • Have a research profile in their own disciplinary field.

CIRTL Fellows 2020-21

Mohammed Abdulla Physiology
Lawrence Dooley Management
JJ Keating Pharmacy
Karen Neville BIS
Caroline O'Reilly CIT
Mark Rae Physiology
Caroline Shore
Applied Soc Science
Kieran Hurley Campus Radio
Katie Power Law (CIT)
Phil Scannell Dental Hospital
Brian Butler DSS
Gerard O'Keeffe Anatomy
Marian McCarthy CIRTL
Ciaran Dawson Gaeilge
Niall O'Leary Microbiology
Robert Butler Economics
Serena Fitzgerald Nursing
Daniel Blackshields Economics
Tracey Connolly Education
Declan Kennedy Education
Jacinta McKeon Education
Eleanor O'Sullivan Dentistry
Tony Ryan Paediatrics



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